See also:artisan and
See also:band colonel Marls
See also:Hall, was
See also:born at Christianshavn on the 25th of
See also:February 1812 . After a distinguished career at school and
See also:college, he adopted the
See also:law as his profession, and in 1837 married the highly gifted but eccentric
See also:Marie, daughter of the philologist
See also:Peter Oluf
See also:Brondsted . A natural conservatism indisposed Hall at first to take any
See also:part in the popular
See also:movement of 1848, to which almost all his friends had already adhered; but the moment he was convinced of the inevitability of popular
See also:government, he resolutely and sympathetically followed in the new paths . Sent to the Rigsforsamling of 1848 as member for the first
See also:district of
See also:Copenhagen, a
See also:constituency he continued to represent in the Folketing till 1881, he. immediately took his place in the front
See also:rank of Danish politicians . From the first he displayed rare ability as a debater, his inspiring and yet amiable
See also:personality attracted hosts of admirers, while his extraordinary tact and
See also:temper disarmed opposition and enabled him to mediate between extremes without ever sacrificing principles . Hall was not altogether satisfied with the fundamental law of
See also:June; but he considered it expedient to make the best use possible of the existing constitution and to unite the best conservative elements of the nation in its defence . The aloofness and sulkiness of the aristocrats and landed proprietors he deeply deplored . Failing to rally them to the
See also:good cause he determined anyhow to organize the
See also:great cultivated
See also:middle class into a .
See also:political party . Hence the " June Union," whose
See also:pro-gramme was progress and reform in the spirit of the constitution,; and at the same
See also:time opposition to the one-sided democratism and party-tyranny of the Bondevenner or
See also:peasant party . The " Union " exercised an essential influence on the elections of 1852, and was, in fact, the beginning of the
See also:national Liberal party, which found its natural
See also:leader in Hall . During the years 1852–1854 the burning question of the
See also:day was the connexion between the various parts of the
See also:monarchy . Hall was " eider- equilibrium at the very outset incited sympathy, while his wit and
See also:humour made him the centre of every circle within which he moved .
See also:Sigurd Topsoe, Polit . Portraetstudier (Copenhagen, 1878) ; Scholler Parelius Vilhelm Birkedal, Personlige O levelser (Copenhagen, 189o-1891) . (R . N . B .
BASIL HALL (1788-1844)
CHARLES FRANCIS HALL (1821-1871)
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